Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)

The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) of WHO and UNICEF has proposed the following definition and standards:

What is meant for women and adolescent girls to be able to manage menstruation hygienically and with dignity is the following:

“Women and adolescent girls are using a clean menstrual management material to absorb or collect menstrual blood, that can be changed in privacy as often as necessary for the duration of a menstrual period, using soap and water for washing the body as required, and having access to safe and convenient facilities to dispose of used menstrual management materials”.

Typical preconditions that have to be met for this are:

  • access to accurate and pragmatic information (for females and males) about menstruation and menstrual hygiene
  • access to menstrual hygiene materials to absorb or collect menstrual blood
  • access to facilities that provide privacy for changing materials and for washing body with soap and water
  • access to water and soap within a place that provides an adequate level of privacy for washing stains from clothes and drying reusable menstrual materials
  • access to disposal facilities for used menstrual materials (from collection point to final disposal

 

Source: https://washdata.org/sites/default/files/documents/reports/2017-06/JMP-2012-post2015-consultation.pdf

 

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